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Nijo-jo

Location: Kyoto - Japan, Japan

Now we move on to the Nijo Castle in Kyoto. This castle was built in 1603 by order of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa line of Shoguns. This was basically Tokugawa's little holiday home (although it is far from little), as he actually had his own fortified castle in Edo (now known as Tokyo). He built this castle in Kyoto to remind the shoguns there of his power.

The boys are already feeling a bit tired. But it's only the morning!

The entrance to the castle.

Daniel's model pose.

These casteles and temples are almost the only places where you see big open spaces (apart from school grounds of course).

We saw a lot of students from Chiba also visiting the castle on a school trip.

Even at the castle there are vending machines. Apparently there is a vending machine at the top of Mt. Fuji as well!

Time to relax for a bit before we head to the next destination.

Daniel looking rather excited as he makes his next perchase from the vending machine.



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The entrance to the castle.

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The boys are already feeling a bit tired. But it's only the morning!

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Daniel's model pose.

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We saw a lot of students from Chiba also visiting the castle on a school trip.

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These casteles and temples are almost the only places where you see big open spaces (apart from school grounds of course).

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Even at the castle there are vending machines. Apparently there is a vending machine at the top of Mt. Fuji as well!

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Daniel looking rather excited as he makes his next perchase from the vending machine.

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Time to relax for a bit before we head to the next destination.